Beautiful Bellevue Avenue in Newport is boutique heaven for fabulous gifts, quirky vintage finds, and even something special for your furry friends. Here are five of our favorite spots.
It’s (basically) summertime, and that means one glorious thing to me: Food festivals are here! While some people shy away (the crowds! the noise! my bun is cold!) I thrive on the anticipation of finding a new dish and—of course—a delicious cocktail to go with it. The criteria for a phenomenal food fest is simple: keep the lines short, the […]
Everything just tastes better on an island. I tested that theory last week at the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, and yes. It's true. The delicious festivities ranged from gourmet dinners at gorgeous waterfront homes and restaurants, to casual beachfront gatherings with celebrity chefs. But the main event, the Taste of St. Croix, was the culinary star with more than 50 local […]
I like reality TV and Facebook as much as the next person, but sometimes you have to tune out and just get away from it all. On the small Caribbean island of Petit St. Vincent, you can do just that. No TV. No Internet (although you can use the public computer in the office.) No phones. Just you, two […]
We know. The holidays are over and it’s tough to get back in the swing of things. Why not try a post-holiday pick-me-up in Palm Beach, Florida? The days here are sunny and warm (think mid-70s) and while you’re in town, check out these gems: Shop: Bring your walking shoes: Palm Beach is the place to find anything from […]
A recent mechanical failure found me in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the day. And nothing makes a mechanical failure better than a lobster roll. I heard the fabulous Lord Nelson Hotel in downtown, minutes from the harbor, serves up a tasty version, so I hopped in a cab and headed into town. Walking up the stairs into the bright, elegant […]
If you haven’t been to Hotel del Coronado, now is the perfect time to go—and stay for less. This exquisite hotel is comfortable yet luxurious with plush, soft bedding, clean, sophisticated décor, and a helpful staff. The grounds are impeccably landscaped, and you’re just steps from the ocean. You know, it’s so California: friendly and fabulous. “Hotel Del” as most […]
It's almost time for Spring Break! Get away this month (or until April 30) at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, and receive up to $200 in Breaker rewards per night. Check out the details: Guests receive up to $200 in nightly credits per room, based on type of accommodations reserved at regular rates. Breakers Rewards apply to numerous resort amenities to help you […]
Happy hour is always better by the shore. At Nick's Lounge in Rockaway Beach, California, you can sip on a libation at the Horseshoe Bar and take in views of the Pacific Ocean. (I recommend the mojito.) Tell us your favorite seaside spot for happy hour, or create your own with our favorite cocktail recipes.
While researching a story, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox sent me this photo of the villa Sheherezade taken on the private island of Mustique. With all this cold weather gripping the nation, a little swimming and sun (or at least daydreaming about it!) is in order. For more warm escapes, check out our video on secluded islands.